Michael Hames Michael Hames has produced a remarkably diverse collection of works including sculpture, illustrations, landscapes, still life, nudes and portraits in his career.  As a painter, sculptor and teacher, Michael has excelled in his artistic expression.

Michael was born in Ontario in 1952 and spent his childhood in western Canada.  He became interested in art early in life and while attending art school, he ran an art centre on Saddle Lake Indian Reservation in Alberta.

Making early note of his talent, Michael was awarded the Elizabeth T. Greenshields Memorial Foundation Grant upon graduating from the Alberta College of Art in 1975.

In the late 1970′s, Michael taught drawing through Selkirk College and spent many seasons as a tower man on the fire lookouts in the mountains of western Alberta.  Michael has worked as a freelance illustrator since moving to the coast in 1985 and has twice exhibited at the National Museum of Canada.  His work hangs in private collections around the world. (Read More)

Chemainus, British Columbia
A basis of the creative process is for me a sincerity of intent- the intention being simply to adhere to the ethic of creative development. To rely on a single technical skill is to follow a recipe of recognizable style and is a declaration of creative limitation or a submission to fiscal responsibilities.

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